The title should say 2012 instead of 2010, eh?
I think you're missing the point of this product. It's clearly not meant for professionals, or even people who really care about audio. It's meant for all those people playing music and making podcasts on YouTube, as a step up from using their webcam audio. I can't imagine this having any impact on professional audio dealers or producers.
You could still get them in the US before, you just had to ship from Canada. Still, it's cool to see Fractal Design get better visibility in the US, they make some great cases.
I'm really disliking the direction Fractal Design is headed. Their last few cases have been getting closer and closer to the rest of the competition; they're at risk of losing what makes them unique!
Just look at the giant Fractal Design logo on the front of this case (and the Arcs), they're really starting to get a bit gaudy compared to their first few cases... What happened to the clean lines, and classy simplicity? Plus, now they're releasing very similar cases under different names, for no apparent reason. This may as well be an Arc. Or rather, this case would have fit better with the rest of their aesthetics if it had been released in place of the Arc.